LAHORE: The Punjab police launched a high-profile counterterrorism operation in the Mianwali district after Tehreek-I-Taliban Pakistan (TTLP) militants attacked a police station in the late hours of Tuesday. The operation has been initiated in the inaccessible and complex area of Mianwali.
Earlier, a meeting was called after the attack where senior representatives of intelligence agencies, the inspector general of police, and the chief secretary were present. The chief secretary gave the green signal for the operation. The members prepared a set of guidelines and strategies for the much-needed initiative.
IG Police Dr Usman Anwar told a private media organisation that it was decided to launch a sustainable and large-scale operation against the terrorist involved in the Mianwali police station attack. He said that under a new policy different field formations were grounded known as Serve, Thwart, Impede, Hunt, and HITS.
He further added that until the militants were eliminated, the HITS operation would continue. Dr Usman took a vow of giving a deterrent response to militants. An important member of the operation, DIG Ahsan Younis, said that the counterterrorism department, elite force, and special protection unit would participate in the operation.